Using Your Design Area To Inspire Your Planter Choice

Designer Planters-1Regardless of the design concept, you intend to develop for your commercial space, using the principles of harmony and unity can help you achieve a balanced design scheme. Through repetition, proximity, and alignment, any landscaper, interiorscaper, decorator, or amateur could create symmetrical or asymmetrical designs that are harmonious conceptually as well as visually. In a nutshell, the unity and harmony principles of design are the keys to developing a well-balanced, complete look that makes sense. With these principles in mind, let’s find out how you can select the best fiberglass planters for your design.   

Choosing Fiberglass Planters: Top Considerations 

Selecting the right fiberglass planters for an area that you wish to design allows you to achieve a truly coherent look and feel while bringing visual interest, surprise, and excitement. Here are some of the design elements you should take into account when considering planters for your decor.

Lines and Shapes

Whether vertical, horizontal, diagonal, or curved, lines evoke a series of feelings that influence the way we perceive a space. Different lines can also be combined to develop a variety of planes and shapes, according to the mood you want to create, and can be accentuated or, on the contrary, softened through light, colors, and patterns.

A simple way to balance a commercial space is to include in your design specific planter shapes that resemble the other aesthetic elements in the area. For example, rectangular or square fiberglass planters can better complement a box-shaped space, while round planters make excellent additions to areas dominated by curved architectural details.

The visual illusion you want to achieve is another factor you should consider when selecting planters. Wider-than-tall planters, for example, can accentuate the horizontal lines in a space, evoking feelings of stability and grounding. Plant containers that highlight the horizontality of a room, like the Lion Fiberglass Rectangular Planter, can also be used to direct viewers to one or more focal points. Conversely, the tall planters that emphasize the verticality of an area are more suitable for creating the illusion of height in small spaces. 

In an organically shaped room, planters with curved silhouettes can enhance the natural, playful, and soothing character of the space. Round fiberglass planters are great options to create a good flow in your design, which could help you complete your brand identity, highlight the products and/or services you provide, and last but not least make your commercial space more attractive to potential customers or guests.  

Coming down to diagonal lines, tapered planters can be used to suggest diagonal patterns. Although these plant containers don’t have any diagonal lines, their small bases sweeping up to wider openings create the illusion of diagonal design. Since tapered plant containers like the Lima Tapered Square Planter direct the eye upward, they can convey a sense of freedom, energy, and movement to your space, while making it look bigger than it is.

Color and Light

When choosing fiberglass planters, it’s essential to consider the color and intensity of light along with the colors that are already present in the space. Whether you prefer planters in a similar or contrasting shade, the light intensity and color will affect the overall color palette as well as the atmosphere you want to create.

If you intend to use several fiberglass planters as accent elements in a space with subtle lighting and a monochromatic brown or gray color scheme, choosing a bold planter color, such as gloss saffron, gloss tangerine, satin green, or satin sea foam, can help you create a vivid ambiance. To highlight a stunning floral centerpiece placed against a tone-on-tone background, a great idea would be to choose the same background color for the secondary design elements, and a bright or metallic shade for the planter you’re planning to use as the centerpiece.


Every element in a design scheme has texture. Whether it is smooth or rough, the texture can make fiberglass planters appear differently in the same light. For instance, a matte bronze planter may seem to have a rougher surface and a darker shade when placed next to a planter in the same color, but with a glossier or metallic finish. At Jay Scotts Collection, we also make available planters with tactile textures, which can be used to emphasize particular design styles. As an example, the Santa Barbara Ribbed Round Fiberglass Planter and the Spiral Modern Fiberglass Planter make excellent choices for modern, coastal, Mediterranean, tropical, as well as traditional decor.

When it comes to designing a commercial space, coherent, beautiful, and engaging design schemes don’t happen by chance. However, it’s well worth the effort, as every interaction with a thoughtfully designed space will evoke a series of positive emotions that can reinforce a company’s image and message.

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